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Out Books on Wheels

Photo by volunteer Sage Shea.

Out Books On Wheels is a free lending library of over 4,000 LGBTQ titles located within the Sexual Minorities Archives. The library includes fiction and non-fiction books, back-issued periodicals, movies, and more! No membership or library card required to request or check out materials.

Out Books On Wheels was acquired by SMEF, Inc., to continue a vital service that began as a mobile lending library for LGBTQ elders. Today, Out Books On Wheels volunteers continue to deliver an incredible range of LGBTQ-themed books to LGBTQ seniors and youth at community locations and libraries throughout Western Massachusetts.

Photo of the OBOW Collection by board treasurer Katie Methe.

To see what’s in our library, view lists of books and media by category:

Please email us to view our Lesbian and Gay Erotica Catalogs (18+)

Note that these catalogs do not express current availability. To request a book to pick up curbside , use this form and we will let you know if it is available or not. To ask if a book is available or any other inquiries, email outbooks@sexualminoritiesarchives.org.

You can access this lending library on-location at the Pink Lady House in Holyoke. To make an appointment to visit, please contact us.

Or, if you would like to arrange for book deliveries to your community organization or event, please contact outbooks@sexualminoritiesarchives.org.

Amy Olson rearranging Lesbian Fiction